Miley Cyrus

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    Photos: Miley Cyrus Spoofs Westword Pot Cover on Instagram

    We always appreciate it when men and women of genius acknowledge our work. So our imagine our delight when we discovered that Miley Cyrus, recently lauded by our own Kiernan Maletsky as pop's greatest role model, used Instagram to put herself into a vintage Westword cover illustration. See what we m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Miley Cyrus' Bangerz Tour proves she's pop music's greatest role model (seriously)

    The world's most maligned former Disney princess is strutting down the stage, leading a platoon of dancers dressed in (more) preposterous costumes, the most preposterous of them a pair of seven-foot foam finger outfits where the dancers' heads stick out of the knuckles. It's a direct reference to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Would you want your daughter to be just like Miley Cyrus?

    Denver blog posts are twerking for the weekend. At our Backbeat blog, Kiernan Maletsky argues that Miley Cyrus is pop music's greatest role model (really). Colorado Pols on who the government shutdown hurt. The site's answer is: you. Mile High Hockey's Cheryl Bradley issues a cease-fire request i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    The Miley and Bieber Method: How to prove you're a grown-up to a jury of your peers

    In honor of Miley Cyrus' gig at the Pepsi Center tonight, we here at Team Backbeat would like to honor the Princess of Twerk by providing a comprehensive guide for child stars looking to go rogue. So you're a Barely Legal former child star...welcome to adulthood! Legal cigarettes, voting, and porn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    The 12 best concerts in Denver this week: March 3 to March 7

    Editor's note: Hall & Oates are now going as Daryl Hall & John Oates, because apparently that's the way you add gravitas to a catalogue that will turn your pants pastel and put shoulder pads in whatever shirt you're wearing if you listen long enough. Here's the thing: They needn't bother -- the song ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 2, 2014
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    December 3, 2013

    Are you too much of a hipster to love Denver's top ten hipster restaurants?

    Denver blog posts are on top of the trends. At our Cafe Society blog, Samantha Alviani counts down Denver's ten best hipster restaurants. Colorado Pols marks the start of War on Christmas season. Denver Frank is brave enough to check out the Chatroulette version of Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Top five absolute worst Thanksgiving side dishes

    Thanksgiving -- or Black Friday Eve, depending on your perspective -- is filled with holiday joys, like listening to your uncle's uncensored feelings about Obamacare, your kiddos smearing Cool-Whip on every surface with their mouths, your unemployed cousin digging through your couches for loose chan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Video of the Day: On SNL, Miley Cyrus does Denver -- sort of

    Millions of viewers watched Miley Cyrus host Saturday Night Live this past weekend -- but how many noticed a cameo appearance by Denver? At least one sharp-eyed Westword reader, who realized that the establishing photo at the beginning of "Mornin' Miami," a skit in which Cyrus co-stars as a bummed-o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Womenswear Wednesday: Saleswomen Ashley Warmington on her concert style

    Street fashion can pull inspiration from a variety of sources. This is especially true for womenswear, because ladies have more fashion options -- as shown by Ashley Warmington, the Volkswagen saleswomen we recently spotted stylishly stepping out to see Muse at the Pepsi Center. Read on to learn whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Long before Miley was twerking everybody off, Billy Ray Cyrus was achy-breaking our hearts

    Long before Miley's now-infamous VMA performance this past weekend, there was another Cyrus offending the delicate sensibilities of unsuspecting Americans everywhere with a seemingly harmless song. And therein lies the root of the problem, my friends. See, it wasn't harmless at all, for it essential ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Borgore on the number of hot chicks in Boulder and why he gets so many naked pics sent to him

    With a recent chart-topping house banger on Beatport, Israeli producer Asaf Borgore has a new record on the horizon. Aside from enjoying other recent success with his Miley Cyrus on the collaborative chart topper "Decisions," Borgore is mainly focused on finishing his forthcoming album at an L.A.-ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    The ten worst EDM songs of 2012

    The year 2012 has been a great year for those us who immersed ourselves in the EDM scene. We got a lot of great music, both locally and internationally -- but that doesn't mean there wasn't a plethora of crap released alongside the worthwhile. To honor those lackluster moments, Backbeat culled the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Tyler Despres of Science Partner on how a really good melody should be like a nursery rhyme

    Science Partner had its origins as a solo side project of Tyler Despres of Dualistics. When that band split up due to half the band moving out of state for work and the like, Science Partner became Despres main creative focus. The early shows may have been more acoustic affairs, but last year, by th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Ten pop music moments that defined 2011

    With major comebacks and massive hits, 2011 was the year of the women, from Beyoncé to Miley Cyrus. Without singers like Adele, we wouldn't have songs to cry along with, and without Katy Perry, we wouldn't have any songs to hum at our nine to five. So what exactly were the biggest pop moments of 20 ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2011

    Science Partner

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  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Ready! Set! Tackle! When fans attack! A look at the ten greatest uninvited stage guests/invaders

    You don't want that to happen to you​When a fan rushed the stage at the end of Lil Wayne's set at Comfort Dental and was subsequently tossed/tackled by security, we decided it was time to pay homage to the fans that have the balls to bum rush the stage. We don't exactly know what gets into the ... More >>

  • Articles

    September 1, 2011
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    July 8, 2011

    The strangest social networking sites that would benefit from Facebook video chat

    ​In case you haven't heard, Facebook got two very cool upgrades recently, with the introduction of group chat and video chat -- thanks, in large part, to a partnership with Skype. Props to Mark Zuckerberg though -- being able to video chat with friends who are "online" on Facebook is not only ... More >>

  • Music

    April 7, 2011
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    April 5, 2011

    Top Five Rebecca Black Disses

    ​By now, you've heard "Friday," right, that horrendous Rebecca Black song? Although we firmly believe it is an abomination, we are super-psyched to not only have something new to make fun of, but we are now able to relish Rebecca Black's career-demise and observe in the vast, demented glory th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Top five things Miley Cyrus has destroyed

    Problem?​It's clear that Miley Cyrus has contributed to the moneymaking machine that is Hollywood since Hannah Montana debuted in 2006. But how does that affect you? If you feel dirty while watching a stripper slide down a pole or feel awkward when you give your dad a hug, you can blame Miley. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Ten pop music paradigm shifts in 2010

    ​Teen dream Justin Bieber is arguably the biggest pop star in the country and Simon Cowell isn't doing American Idol. A lot's changed since last year in the world of pop. Institutions fell, ideas were challenged, and the Black Eyed Peas didn't have the number one song in the country at any poi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Tonight: Real is a Feeling at Meadowlark

    DJ Narky Stares, one-half of the Screensavers duo.​Even though Travis Egedy (aka Pictureplane), the dude behind the heady party Real is a Feeling is currently on tour with Sleigh Bells (who came through last Saturday), the show -- or dance party, rather -- must go on. So, as a "pre-pre" event ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Five most obnoxious children of pop-stars

    Judging by Jersey Shore alone, becoming famous isn't particularly difficult these days. Still, a leg-up is always welcome, and if your parents are already stars, you're pretty much guaranteed to at least get a chance to shine. Case in point, Willow Smith. Besides the fact we don't actually underst ... More >>

  • Music

    July 15, 2010


    Thursday, July 15, Comfort Dental Amphitheater, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Why did Troy Tulowitzki pick Miley Cyrus for his at-bat song?

    Troy Tulowitzki = much cooler than me.​I had the fortune of attending the Rockies game on Sunday, and couldn't help but notice something that I found odd: When Troy Tulowitzki, the Rockies' studly shortstop, strolled to the plate in the bottom of the first inning, he did it to the poppy sound ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    This Justin Bieber thing is out of control, as proven by the Free Scooter movement

    Before we get into the whole Free Scooter thing, which is mind-blowing on a couple levels and takes a little explaining, let's take a second to think about Justin Bieber, who is probably a stranger pop star than Lady Gaga. Above is a video of Beiber performing his hit "Baby" on, of all places, The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Eight acts we'd pay to not release a new record

    The music industry has fallen upon hard times, and hard times call for innovation. Now, we don't know enough about the licensing difficulties behind streaming music, or the revenue share of digital downloads or any of that to suggest a business model based on how people want to listen to music these ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Hey, DJ! Q&A with DJ LARGECHILD

    Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats (and kittens) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Weird Wednesday: Ke$ha Listening Party at Sketch

    ​As if Wednesday's aren't awkward enough in their own right, Sketch and DJ Rockstar Aaron bring us Ke$ha's Animal Listening Party. Since none of us can seem to figure out why the hell people are drawn to her in the first place, tomorrow night's event appeals to us, if for no other reason, than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Top Ten Songs from the '00s That Will Puzzle Future Generations

    Wonder if whoever set these misfit creatures loose happened to notice their poker faces?​This last decade has seen several genres rise and fall on the Billboard charts and because of that we've had a weird array of singles briefly topping the charts. In ten years or so, when we look back on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Phil Anschutz's profits on Michael Jackson's This Is It film: Ka-ching!

    The planet still loves little Michael.​Denver mega-buckser Phil Anschutz has reportedly recouped his entire investment in the late Michael Jackson's aborted "This Is It" tour (after seeming on the verge of multi-million-dollar losses) thanks to the sale of rehearsal footage that makes up the j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Q&A with Kyle Evans of Breathe Carolina

    Those Breathe Carolina boys sure are colorful. It started out as a simple phone interview for a feature commemorating Breathe Carolina's participation in this year's Warped Tour, which rolls into Invesco Field at Mile High on Sunday, August 9. But it turned into something considerably more unexpect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Beyond Playlist: The Jonas Brothers and more

    Jonas Brothers Lines, Vines and Trying Times (Hollywood) Of course the Jonai are interested in broadening their demographic appeal. At this point, after all, medical science is unable to prevent girls from aging beyond their twelth birthday. But their approach to sonic maturation is flat-out inex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Q&A with Hayley Williams of Paramore

    Photo by Ryan RussellParamore. Hayley Williams, the frontwoman for Paramore, which opens for No Doubt on Wednesday, May 27, at Fiddler's Green, is already a star, but few thinks her career trajectory has peaked. Based on the platinum sales of Riot!, the group's last album, and a successful tie-in w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Milking It: Hannah Montana Multi-Grain Secret Identity Cereal

    Hannah Montana Multi-Grain Secret Identity Cereal Kellogg's Rating: Two-and-a-half spoons out of four Cereal description: Corn-and-oat discs that resemble semi-flattened Crunchberries -- a resemblance underscored by the light red and dark purple color scheme. Does that mean the real secret ident ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    The idea of Shaquille O'Neal as a Nugget becomes an inaugural-concert laugh line

    During last night's Kids' Inaugural concert, a Michelle Obama-hosted bash for military families and Washington, D.C.-area children that was nationally broadcast on the Disney Channel, performers such as Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers shared spotlight time with an extended video package shot in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Filler video reaches new levels of irritation on 9News thanks to Bolt

    Channel 9 early birds saw a lot of the Bolt logo this morning. With TV news operations producing more and more hours of content, filling the time becomes even more of a challenge. That's no excuse, however, for padding out newscasts with blatantly promotional content -- which Channel 9 has been ... More >>

  • Music

    November 13, 2008

    Metro Station

    Sunday, November 16, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.

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    July 3, 2008
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    June 9, 2008
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    April 30, 2008

    45 Second Reviews: pureNRG, Puscifer, Robyn, Santogold

    pureNRG Here We Go Again Word Entertainment 02:30-03:15 of “Here We Go Again” This is one of the most totally awesome releases that I’ve heard in a long time! OMG I am so excited that FINALLY there is a group out there that is full of love and energy for Jesus. We all know that all those othe ... More >>

  • Music

    February 7, 2008

    The Sugar Pop of the Jonas Brothers

    Hannah Montana’s homeboys meet the press.

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    February 6, 2008
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    February 4, 2008
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    October 25, 2007

    Miley Cyrus

    Thursday, October 25, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.

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    October 25, 2007
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